Conducted “Awareness Training Programme on Strengthening of Farmer Producer Companies and Value Chain Management” in collaboration with KVK Gondia and NABARD on 04.08.2022 for Extension Functionaries at village Bhagi Shirpur Tal Deori Dist Gondia.
The trainees are BOD’s and Members of Hirwa Sona Farmers Producer Company of Deori cluster from villages neighbouring Chattisgarh state and are dominated by Tribal farmers.
On this occasion Mr. Roshan Bhute Coordinator for FPO gave the programme preface and importance of the FPO to handle the present day agriculture crisis and briefed about the FPO status and action plans.
Mr Avinash Lad DDM NABARD highlighted the benefits and importance of FPO in making the district there by country economically sustainable and also spoke that government may not accept the individual farmers in future, through FPO farmers will get benefited by the state or central programme.
He spoke about the technical and financial support that NABARD can provide for the FPO formation and strengthening. He also briefed about FPO registration process under different Acts and deliverables from NABARD sponsored FPOs and the guideline for the grants attainment” and specially presented the account maintenance and legal advices required for FPOs registered under Companies Act.
Dr. Syed Shakir Ali, Senior Scientist and Head, during technical session encouraged the trainees to form in to FPOs which will meet the need and make agriculture economically sustainable. He also shared the experiences in formation of FPOs and its sustainability. He highlighted the importance of processing and effective marketing of produce by value chain management He appreciated the cooperation from the NABARD.as this programme brings together KVK and the FPO BODs and farmers. He also Acknowledged the vital role that the FPOs can play in strengthening the rural economy and spoke that KVK will be always ready to work in this concern and encouraged all in involving in FPO strengthening by looking out different avenues in value chain management, development of input services shop, establishment of Custom Hiring Centre, processing unit through FPO.
In all 15 FPO BOD’s and CEOs from Hirwa Sona Farmers Producer Company from Deori cluster attended the event and took benefit from it.